How Many Cows Can You Really Afford to Run?Mon, 11 Aug 2008 7:45:10 CDT
AT the 2008 Southern Plains Beef Symposium in Ardmore, it was very intersting presentation offered by OSU area agronomist Bob Woods- who is based in Muskogee. Woods talked about "introduced" pastures versus native pastures- and the cost of running a set of cows on those pastures that require fertilizer (like Bermuda) in order to produce their potential level of forage annually.
One question that Woods raised- How many cows are you afford to run on your operation? He says you have to figure the cost to add an extra cow into your herd- and that incremental cost may convince you not to expand past current levels.
After his presentation- we talked with Woods about how producers can make some of these judgement calls on their operation- and we have that conversation linked below.
Our coverage of the Southern Plains Beef Symposium is a service of Hudson Livestock Supplements.
Ron Hays and Bob Woods talking at the Southern Plains Beef Symposium.
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